Saturday, August 8, 2015
The Hidden by Heather Graham
Can the same killer strike again—a hundred and fifty years later?
Estes Park, Colorado, is a place of serenity. But it wasn't always so serene. Shortly after the Civil War, Nathan Kendall and his wife were murdered there, leaving behind a young son. The crime was never solved.
Now…historian Scarlet Barlow is working at a small museum attached to a B and B, the same building where that murder occurred. She recently came to Colorado, reeling after her divorce from FBI agent Diego McCullough. Diego—who's just been asked to join the Krewe of Hunters, a unit dealing with "unusual" situations…
When Scarlet unwittingly takes pictures of people who've been murdered—just like the Kendalls a hundred and fifty years before—the police look at her with suspicion. Then the museum's statues of historic people, including Nathan Kendall, begin to talk to her, and she knows it's time to call her ex-husband. Diego heads to Estes Park, determined to solve the bizarre case that threatens Scarlet's life—and to reunite with the woman he never stopped loving. @goodreads
I have only read a few of the Krewe Hunters books, but I love each of them so far. I love any kind of mystery that involves ghosts.
This book takes place in the beautiful Colorado Mountains. Scarlet Barlow, the main character, works here at the Conway Ranch as a researcher and curator. The ranch has been turned into a B&B, has a gift shop and museum, and you can go on trail rides and take in the magnificent scenery.
Also, if you would like to look over yonder way, you can see the famous Stanley Hotel! :) I love the author added that addition to the book. The details and surroundings the author described in the book are just gorgeous and if it was a real place I would love to visit there! The Conway Ranch that is, and would probably try the Stanley as well..
So, Ben And Trisha Kendall own the farm and they have Angus Fillmore as the ranch hand. Linda Reagan is the head housekeeper.
Scarlet lives over the museum in an awesome two bedroom apartment. It all seems too good to be true. Yeah.... One day she is showing Ben some pictures she took of a moose, but the pictures that came up on the screen were of a man and woman slaughtered! Scarlet and Ben both saw the pictures and then they just vanished and the moose was there again. Then... when two people are killed exactly like the pictures, poor Scarlet is hauled in for questioning. She calls her ex-husband who is in the FBI and getting ready to join the Krewe who are also FBI but they are a paranormal branch.
A whole bunch of the Krewe show up including, Diego, the ex-husband. Let's just say he's probably not going to stay an ex for long :)
They go through some more deaths and find out all of this is connected to the death of Nathan and Jillian Kendall back in the 1870's. It seems there are a lot of descendents of the Kendall's including Scarlet and someone seems to be killing them off!
I love so many things about this book. I love the scenery and background. I love the history behind the people that have lived there. I love the ghosts that are there to help them in their search for the killer. And I love all of the characters, including the bad guys. There is a remarkable cast of characters and they all add to the book even if they just had a bit part.
I recommend to anyone that loves mysteries and the paranormal.
**I would like to thank NETGALLEY and HARLEQUIN for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for my honest review.**